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Support Wifi signal strength fluctuates

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by H00per, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. H00per

    H00per New Member
    Thread Starter

    Oct 31, 2010
    Hi all, 1st time android owner..... have been an avid iphone user for the past 2 years, but with having went through 4 iphone 4 handsets and still not happy i decided to make the jump.

    anyhow, on to the matter in hand, is anyone having wifi signal strength issues?

    If i'm close to the router. i.e 5-10feet and line of sight, it works fine, with 3 bars. but if i move farther away say into my kitchen, 20ft and through plasterboard walls it will drop to 2 bars. this is understandable, but it will then fluctuate between no bars, to 3, then to 1 then 2, then 3, then..... you get the drift.

    i can accept strength deterioration with distance, but for it to be so erratic i find it a bit strange.

    i have changed the channel my router broadcasts on and it hasn't made any difference.

    other than that very happy with the phone, just getting used to Android.

    Is anyone else noticing this with their wifi??

    all my other devices have a constant strength, be it 1, 2 or 3 bars and no erratic behaviour.

    is it faulty wifi, should i sent it back to Amazon for a replacement?? or is it just the way it is?

    any thoughts welcome.


  2. dvhttn

    dvhttn Well-Known Member

    Oct 17, 2010
    I wish ....
    Sunny Cornwall
    Mine's fine. Sure it's the phone and not your router?

    Edit: oops! Me no good at reading - ignore that last question!

  3. tripmeup

    tripmeup Guest

    Mine keeps dropping the wi-fi signal ( I think) and disconnects from wi-fi even when very clsoe to router and the network signal on the phone i showing as excellent...:thinking:

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